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dc.creatorCristiani, Emanuela
dc.creatorRadini, Anita
dc.creatorZupancich, Andrea
dc.creatorGismondi, Angelo
dc.creatorD'Agostino, Alessia
dc.creatorOttoni, Claudio
dc.creatorCarra, Marialetizia
dc.creatorVukojičić, Snežana
dc.creatorConstantinescu, Mihai
dc.creatorAntonović, Dragana
dc.creatorPrice, Douglas T.
dc.creatorBorić, Dušan
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-10T11:35:06Z
dc.date.available2022-05-10T11:35:06Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn2050-084X
dc.identifier.urihttp://rai.ai.ac.rs/handle/123456789/374
dc.description.abstractForager focus on wild cereal plants has been documented in the core zone of domestication in southwestern Asia, while evidence for forager use of wild grass grains remains sporadic elsewhere. In this paper, we present starch grain and phytolith analyses of dental calculus from 60 Mesolithic and Early Neolithic individuals from five sites in the Danube Gorges of the central Balkans. This zone was inhabited by likely complex Holocene foragers for several millennia before the appearance of the first farmers similar to 6200 cal BC. We also analyzed forager ground stone tools (GSTs) for evidence of plant processing. Our results based on the study of dental calculus show that certain species of Poaceae (species of the genus Aegi(ops) were used since the Early Mesolithic, while GSTs exhibit traces of a developed grass grain processing technology. The adoption of domesticated plants in this region after similar to 6500 cal BC might have been eased by the existing familiarity with wild cereals.en
dc.publisherElife Sciences Publ Ltd, Cambridge
dc.relationH2020 European Research Council [639286]
dc.relationNational Science FoundationNational Science Foundation (NSF) [BCS-0235465]
dc.relationNOMIS Stiftung
dc.relationWellcome TrustWellcome TrustEuropean Commission [209869/Z/17/Z]
dc.relationBritish Academy [SG-42170, LRG-45589]
dc.rightsopenAccess
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.sourceELIFE
dc.titleWild cereal grain consumption among Early Holocene foragers of the Balkans predates the arrival of agricultureen
dc.typearticle
dc.rights.licenseBY
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dc.citation.rankaM21~
dc.citation.volume10
dc.identifier.doi10.7554/eLife.72976
dc.identifier.fulltexthttp://rai.ai.ac.rs/bitstream/id/228/371.pdf
dc.identifier.pmid34850680
dc.identifier.rcubconv_330
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-85122031653
dc.identifier.wos000748394300001
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion


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